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INbassadors

Learn about our amazing team. See the faces and learn tidbits from those who love to work for you and planet each and everyday!

Nicole Rechelbacher

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Intelligent Nutrients co-owner Nicole Rechelbacher sat down to show us what’s been on her mind lately including a few of her obsessions, IN favorites and most importantly: what makes her laugh. 

Q&A WITH NICOLE

1. Favorite relaxation technique:

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2. My essential oil is:

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3. Best part of getting older:

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4. Favorite Horst-ism:

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5. Current beauty regimen:

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6. Favorite hair trend:

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7. I feel most beautiful when:

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8. Next big adventure:

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9. Latest obsession:

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10. Your beauty icon or hero:

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11. Words to live by:

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12. My advice for your love/work/family life:

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13. Last belly laugh:

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14. What’s on your bedside table / in your console:

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15. Favorite place in the world:

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16. When are you happiest?

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17. If you had one superpower, it would be:

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18. Your morning routine:

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19. Biggest vice:

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20. My best friend would describe me as:

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21. Your best teacher:

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22. Who would you want to star as you in a movie:

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23. Favorite workout:

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24. What’s cooking:

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25. Current mantra:

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26. Meditation to me is:

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27. My creative outlet:

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28. My sign:

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29. My uniform:

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Andrea Becker

Hair stylist, massage and reiki therapist Andrea Becker joins our INbassador series featuring advocates in our shared mission of sustainable health & beauty.

Favorite relaxation technique

Walking my dog, Elvis.

My essential oil is

Jasmine

Best part of getting older

Better understanding the importance of accepting and allowing.

Favorite Horstism

“Everything we put on our bodies must be nutritious and safe.”

Current beauty regimen

Everything essential oil!

Favorite hair trend

Balayage and waves

I feel most beautiful when

I am well hydrated and relaxed.

Next big adventure

Vortex hiking in AZ

Latest obsession

Pottery

Your beauty icon or hero

My grandmother, Cecilia

Words to live by

Be where you are

My best love advice

Tell yourself, I love you.

My best work advice

Do what fills your heart space with love

My best family advice

Appreciate each other unconditionally

What’s on your bedside table

A course in miracles Dr. Helen Schucman

Favorite place in the world

Everywhere I’ve not yet been and can’t wait to travel to!

If you had one super power what would it be

Time travel

Your morning ritual

Stretching, journaling and tea

Biggest advice

Some scientists say 32 Suns are born every second. Be open to possibility.

Your best teacher

Life lessons

Favorite workout

Hiking

What’s cooking?

Curry everything

Current mantra

I am love I am

Meditation to me is

A reset button

My creative outlet

Painting and drawing

My sign

Cusp- Gemini/Cancer

My uniform

Whatever feels good that day topped with crystals and gems.

Top 3 reasons you love what you do

I love helping people discover their inner and outer beauty. I love empowering others. I love creating.

Why is IN important to you

I am passionate about helping people find healthier ways to safely and organically, pamper and nurture themselves body mind and soul, IN is a haven to educate.

What is the future of the beauty industry?

I think we are all looking for a way to get back to the basics, less is more. Educating ourselves to be savvy shoppers is the way of the future in what has become a very misleading world of ingredients.

What are your hopes for the beauty industry

I hope we can bring integrity back into our products. Money and ego has driven out what is important. What we put on our bodies should heal, not produce disease.

Best part of being a part of IN?

Participating in Horst’s crusade to bring beauty back to nature.

What are your biggest hopes for IN?

I hope IN is able to honorably fulfill Horst’s crusade.

Stephanie Carlisle

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Stephanie Carlisle keeps things moving behind the scenes as Human Resources & Accounts Payable at Intelligent Nutrients, joining our INbassador series featuring advocates in our shared mission of sustainable health & beauty.

Favorite relaxation technique

Taking a bath without kids in the room and Yoga

My essential oil is

Vetiver as an aroma and Clary Sage in bath water

Best part of getting older

Being comfortable in my own skin

Favorite Horstism

“I’m funding a new business with money I would have given away in the first place. And I’m starting a responsible business and I’m educating the consumer about chemistry that is totally sustainable.”  It’s difficult to choose or even remember all of the advice and quotes he gave, but this one shows just how compassionate he was and why IN exists.

Current daytime face regimen

Refining Micro Polish, Nourishing Tonic, Glycolic Gel, a Retinol gel, Restorative Moisturizing Emulsion.

Favorite hair trend

Cool-toned blonde

I feel most beautiful when

I have had a facial from Gena, our lovely esthetician

Next big adventure

Going to Lake Havasu with my husband, w/o kids

Latest obsession

Our new Wave Spray!!

Your beauty icon or hero

I’m not sure that I have a beauty icon or hero, but my girl crushes are Jenna Dewan Tatum and Blake Lively.

Words to live by

Take control of your own destiny.

My best love advice

Be true to yourself; don’t change who you are to be what they want… Unless you are a terrible person, then change.

My best work advice

Be professional and don’t get caught up in office politics.

My best family advice

Make quality time and memories with the people most important to you.

Last belly laugh

Making funny faces with my oldest daughter and taking selfies; we can make some pretty ugly faces.

What’s on your bedside table

My phone and a glass of water

Favorite place in the world

Home. As far as a vacation destination I loved St. Lucia.  

When were your happiest moments

After having each of my kids; it’s an overwhelming joy to see them for the first time, and let’s face it, labor is over!

If you had one super power what would it be

Teleportation

Morning ritual

Get my daughters up and ready for school, then get myself ready for work; I always stop at my favorite local coffee shop on my way to IN. They have a new Lavender Honey Latte that is awesome.

Biggest advice

Self motivate. There aren’t always people there to push you to be your best; you need to push yourself.

My best friend would describe me as

Hilarious

Who would you want to star as in a movie?

Penny Lane

Favorite workout

Running

What’s cooking?

Beer can chicken, asparagus and corn on the cob last night

Meditation to me is

Not frequent enough

My creative outlet

Painting furniture and scrapbooking

My sign

Leo

My uniform

Business-Casual depending on the events each day

Why is IN important to you

I like being a part of something that has integrity and a great culture.

What is the future of the beauty industry?

Full disclosure and purity

Best part of being a part of IN?

Feeling good about our mission and watching IN grow.

What are your biggest hopes for IN?

To get the exposure and public attention/knowledge to make it grow into an even more well-know brand while maintaining its integrity.

What are you most excited for in IN’s future?

Becoming a household name and a time when there are few people who haven’t heard of IN.

Matt Hansen

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Retail Sales Associate Matt Hansen joins our INbassador series featuring advocates in our shared mission of sustainable health & beauty.

Favorite relaxation technique:

Baking

My essential oil is:

Bergamot

Best part of getting older:

Perspective.

Current beauty regimen:

The newest thing I have added is under eye masks.

Favorite hair trend:

Classic clean cuts with fashion shades.

I feel most beautiful when:

When I’m surrounded by people I love.

Next big adventure:

A weeklong backpacking adventure through the U.P.

Latest obsession:

Carrot juice.

Style hero:

Iris Apfel

Your best love advice:

Laugh more.

Your best work advice:

Listen more.

Your best family advice:

Eat together more. You can literally mix all of these around, in any order and you will always be okay.

Last belly laugh:

Belting out songs with my coworker from the King and I.

What’s on your bedside table:

A good reading lamp and a boring book. The boring part is intentional cause if the book is really good it defeats the purpose of reading to help you fall sleep.

Favorite place in the world:

Houghton Falls Nature Preserve Washburn Wisconsin

If you had one super power what would it be:

Teleportation.

Your morning ritual:

Beyoncé singalong in the shower.

Biggest advice:

Know your worth.

My best friend would describe me as:

Crispy

Your best teacher:

My mistakes.

Favorite work out:

Walking to brunch on a Sunday morning.

What’s cooking?

Nothing beats a curry. You can use whatever you have on hand and just let it do its thing for a little while.

Current mantra:

I’m Claritin clear.

Meditation to me is:

A nice bottle of wine.

My creative outlet:

India ink and an oversized canvas.

My sign:

Sagittarius

My uniform:

A staple in my closet is always a crisp white button down.

Top 3 reasons you love what you do:

  1. I get to meet all kinds of wonderful people who all share the same interest in living an authentic organic lifestyle.
  2. I learn new things every single day.
  3. I get to work with amazing stylists and artists.

Why is IN important to you:

These products help me make better choices. I’m starting my morning with products that are good for me and that thought continues through out my day.

What is the future of the beauty industry?

Clean and green

What are your hopes for the beauty industry:

That people will start shopping for their beauty products like they’re starting to shop for their food.

Anthony Hawkins

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Intelligent Nutrients NYC Retail Specialist Anthony Hawkins let us in on his IN favorites, vices and why he loves what he does at our NYC store.

Q&A WITH ANTHONY

1. Favorite relaxation technique:

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5. Current beauty regimen:

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8. Next big adventure:

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9. Latest obsession:

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10. Your beauty icon or hero:

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11. Words to live by:

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12. My love life advice:

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12b. My work life advice:

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12c. My family life advice:

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15. Favorite place in the world:

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17. If you had one superpower, it would be:

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19. Biggest vice:

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29. My sign:

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32. Top 3 reasons you love what you do:

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33. Why is IN important to you:

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34. What is the future of the beauty industry:

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35. What are your hopes for the beauty industry:

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36. Best part of working at IN:

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37. What are your biggest hopes for IN:

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Chanel Hennessy

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Human IN Product Encyclopedia and Retail Sales Associate Chanel Hennessy joins our INbassador series featuring advocates in our shared mission of sustainable health & beauty.

Favorite relaxation technique

Reading while taking a hot Epsom salt bath with Eucalyptus and Jasmine oil.

My essential oil is

Eucalyptus

Best part of getting older

I care less about what other people think and care more about making a meaningful impact with how I live my life.

Favorite Horstism

Whenever I would ask what a particular concoction was he would always tell me “It’s MAGIC!” and he was right.

Current beauty regimen

Plenty of sleep and exercise and of course Intelligent Nutrients Micro Polish, Detoxifying Glycolic Gel, Renewing oil Serum and Jasmine Spirit Essence.

Favorite hair trend

French Bob

I feel most beautiful when

Helping people feel more beautiful and confident with themselves!

Next big adventure

A photography road trip to Atlanta!

Latest obsession

Mixing Rose and Jasmine

Your beauty icon or hero

Ana Karina and Louis CK

Words to live by

Say what you mean and mean what you say!

Your best love advice

Let your heart dance with the dervishes and be present for every moment of it.

Your best work advice

Hard work, preparedness and a little bit of good luck will take you a long way!

Your best family advice

Love them, even if you didn’t get to choose them.

Last belly laugh

Awkwardly singing Happy Birthday with three other girls in a room of 20 silent people.

What’s on your bedside table

Candles, Jewelry, Jojoba Oil, lavender and peppermint essential oils.

Favorite place in the world

Looking through the lens of a camera.

When were you happiest

Kayaking on a Lake in Wisconsin

If you had one super power what would it be

Super Strength

Your morning ritual

First I fill the room with Destress Express then roll on my foam roller to ground myself. Then I dance to my chosen song of the day!

Biggest advice

Pick your battles but fight to the death when you do.                  

My best friend would describe me as

Stubborn but loveable.

Your best teacher

Time.

Who would you want to star as in a movie?

Claudette Colbert with Clark Gable in “It Happened One night”

Favorite work out

Hot Yoga

What’s cooking?

Breakfast!

Current mantra

Be Present.

Meditation to me is

Reading and Writing

My creative outlet

Photography and Cinematography

My sign

Sagittarius

My uniform

All Black

Tell us a story of growing up

Every summer when I was a little girl I use to wander around the Canadian forests with my husky, Bell.  

Top 3 reasons you love what you do

1. I get to be an active part of many personal transformations. 2. I love the way an aroma can fill a room and influence people’s moods. 3. Safe products have enriched my life in a big way.

Why is IN important to you

IN has inspired me to think big!

What are your hopes for the beauty industry

I hope for a healthier approach to the idea of beauty and idea of youth.

Best part of being a part of IN?

Being a part of a community that encourages the best kind of lifestyle.

What are your biggest hopes for IN?

I hope that Intelligent Nutrients continues to grow and change the face of the Beauty Industry. It’s well on its way!

What are you most excited for in IN’s future?

The New York store opening!!!

Jeanne McCoy

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Intelligent Nutrients Master Stylist & Global Educator Jeanne McCoy sat down and wrote by hand (!!!) what’s been on her mind, her biggest obsessions and IN favorites.

Q&A WITH JEANNE

1. Favorite relaxation technique:

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2. My essential oil is:

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3. Best part of getting older:

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4. Favorite Horst-ism:

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5. Current beauty regimen:

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6. Favorite hair trend:

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7. I feel most beautiful when:

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8. Next big adventure:

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9. Latest obsession:

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10. Your beauty icon or hero:

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11. Words to live by:

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12. How would you describe your love life:

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13. How would you describe your work life:

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14. How would you describe your family life:

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15. What’s on your bedside table / in your console:

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16. Favorite place in the world:

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17. When were you happiest?:

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18. If you had one superpower, it would be:

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19. Your morning routine:

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20. Your best teacher:

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21. Favorite workout:

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22. What’s cooking:

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23. Meditation to me is:

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24. My creative outlet:

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25. My uniform:

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26. Why is Intelligent Nutrients important to you?:

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27. What is the future of the beauty industry?:

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28. What are your hopes for the beauty industry?:

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29. The best part of working at Intelligent Nutrients:

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31. What are you most excited for in the future of Intelligent Nutrients?:

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Megan Rudell

Meet Megan, IN retail sales associate who loves talking about pure plant science.

Favorite relaxation technique

Bubble bath + tea lights + Benny Goodman = bliss.

My essential oil is

Lemongrass! I’m obsessed with the smell!

Best part of getting older

Continuously becoming STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY. *Clap clap.*
… Yes, that was a Britney Spears reference.

Favorite Horstism

“Clone ourselves through teaching others.”

Current beauty regimen

All IN everything!

Favorite hair trend

Waves.

I feel most beautiful when

My outfit is on point.

Next big adventure

Starting a fashion blog.

Latest obsession

I’m always obsessed with organizational supplies!

Your beauty icon or hero

Tim Gunn and Tess Holliday.

Words to live by

Be yourself because everybody else is already taken.

My best love life advice

If it doesn’t feel right, bring it up right away.

My best work life advice

Love what you do! If you don’t love it, get out.

My best family life advice

Only start a family when you feel ready, MOM. (She has grandbaby fever.)

My biggest overall advice

Always speak your mind.

Last belly laugh

After a long day of shooting the 48 hour film I was in, I was cracking up at a pose a flexible 101 Dalmatian toy from my childhood could make. Yeah, I don’t get it either.

What’s on your bedside table

My laptop, speakers, and a succulent.

Favorite place in the world

My bed! Or if we mean an actual place, New York City.

When are you happiest?

I’m happiest when I make people laugh — which is often!

If you had one superpower what would it be?

I’m big on superheroes so this is a hard one to answer. My super power would be to always feel awake and never need sleep. There are just not enough hours in the day for everything!

Your morning ritual

Taking too long to get out of bed.

My best friend would describe me as

Hilarious, quirky, stylish, caring, strong, and independent.  

Your best teacher

My mom and her best friend, who’s like a second mother. They’ve both taught me to always be myself, speak up, and keep smiling.

Who would you want to star as in a movie?

Myself! I’m an actor and comedian when I’m not at work. Okay, really I’m a comedian all the time. Let’s be honest.

Favorite work out

The elliptical! I have one at home and it’s brilliant.

What’s cooking?

Ha! Cooking? That’s not really something I like to do anymore.

Current mantra

Make it work!

Meditation to me is

SLEEPING.

My creative outlet

The comedy show I write for/have a segment in/do makeup for, Minnesota Tonight. Fashion and styling is a major one as well.

My sign

Libra.

My uniform

Something chic and comfortable.

Top 3 reasons you love what you do

  1. Getting to talk to people about science! I’ve always loved science.
  2. Working for a brand that uses good ingredients for both the body and the environment.
  3. Educating people about the green industry.

Why is IN important to you:

Intelligent Nutrients is important to me because I am concerned about the future of the environment and the company treats it with care—as we all should.

What are your hopes for the beauty industry

I hope the US will get on it and create a beauty industry seal and eliminate yucky stuff in products. So many people don’t even realize what’s in the products they’re using and how harmful they can be.

Best part of being a part of IN?

Working with other fabulous people who are also passionate about sustainability and organic products.

What are your biggest hopes for IN?

Being a recognized brand that everyone knows about.

What are you most excited for in IN’s future?

NEW PRODUCTS! Also, the NYC store!

Chelsea Sepetcioglu

Meet Chelsea, Inventory & Operations Coordinator who enjoys seeing products start from paper to finished product.

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Favorite relaxation technique

Hot bath, soft music and candles

My essential oil is

Lavender

Best part of getting older

Appreciating lifelong friends  

Favorite Horstism

When Horst happily drank our hairspray

Current beauty regimen

Time Traveler Serum every day

Favorite hair trend

Dramatic layers

I feel most beautiful when

Jeanne does my hair

Next big adventure

Visiting my brother in California this spring

Latest obsession

Coffee

Your beauty icon or hero

Alicia Keys

Words to live by

Be the change you want to see!

Best love advice

Choose love when you are angry.

Best work advice

Always say you can and you will.

Best family advice

Taco Tuesday every week.

Last belly laugh

Bill Murray in almost any movie.

What’s on your bedside table

Water bottle and coins.

Favorite place in the world

Anywhere I’m laughing with friends

When were you happiest

With my cousins at the family cabin in summer.

If you had one super power what would it be

I am batman.

Your morning ritual

My cat is my alarm

Biggest advice

Be your own cheerleader.

My best friend would describe me as

Goofy

Your best teacher

My 7th grade science teacher told me I should be a doctor and I could tell he believed in me.

Who would you want to star as in a movie?

An astronaut.

Favorite work out

Tonique!

What’s cooking?

Kofte (Turkish Meatballs)

Current mantra

I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was…

Meditation to me is

Working out

My creative outlet

Dancing

My sign

Capricorn

My uniform

Large sweater, skinny jeans, black boots.

Tell us a story of growing up

When I was 14 my dad told me to make my sister a sandwich for lunch while he was busy helping our grandpa. She was 4 and decided to take the tiniest bites possible. I told her to take a real bite; she went too far and began to choke. Her face started to turn purple. Before I went into a full panic I remembered a technique I was taught just months before at a community center babysitting class: I carefully tilted her head and pulled the food out with my finger. I was so relieved I hugged her as we cried. She never took huge bites again!

Top 3 reasons you love what you do

  1. The people: the care and dedication is a daily inspiration
  2. The aromas: I love going anywhere after work and being told how nice I smell and asked what it is.
  3. The culture: we all live IN, we are positive, helpful, encouraging, beautiful inside out.

Why is IN important to you

There is nothing quite like IN, nourishment doesn’t only come from choosing healthy food; people need to have the option to choose healthy hygiene products as well.

What is the future of the beauty industry?

Products that perform better and are good for our earth. Natural beauty.

What are your hopes for the beauty industry

To continue to embrace healthy beauty products.

Best part of being a part of IN?

Growing together and working with so many wonderful people.

What are your biggest hopes for IN?

I hope IN reaches more people, there is just no substitute for our quality and people deserve to know it’s available. I also hope we continue to explore cosmetic products as these really need to be replaced by healthy, non-toxic alternatives.

What are you most excited for in IN’s future?

Without revealing anything, I am excited for what is coming in the next 2 years, our line is growing more beautiful all the time.

Janell Schroeder

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We think it’s important to achieve organic certification — so important that we have a dedicated member of our team to achieve these certification standards. Meet Janell Schroeder, Intelligent Nutrients Document Control & Certification Specialist. Janell sat down to share a few obsessions & IN favorites.

Q&A WITH JANELL

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3. Best part of getting older:

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4. Favorite Horst-ism:

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5. Favorite hair trend:

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6. Latest obsession:

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8. Favorite place in the world:

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9. When were you happiest?:

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10. If you had one superpower, it would be:

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11. Your best teacher:

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12. Favorite workout:

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13. Who would you want to star as you in a movie:

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14. My creative outlet:

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15. My uniform:

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16. My sign:

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17. What are your hopes for the beauty industry?:

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18. The best part of working at Intelligent Nutrients:

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19. What are your biggest hopes for Intelligent Nutrients?:

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Alicia Wigen

Sales & Service Manager Alicia Wigen joins our INbassador series featuring advocates in our shared mission of sustainable health & beauty.

Favorite relaxation technique:

Curling up and reading a book

My essential oil is:

Lavender

Best part of getting older:

Laugh lines and wisdom

Current beauty regimen:

Our skincare is the bomb! It has completely transformed my skin. Renewing Oil Serum is a must-have.

Favorite hair trend:

Beachy waves

I feel most beautiful when:

I am with my kids

Next big adventure:

New Orleans or Savannah with my hubby.

Latest obsession:

Collecting cookbooks - my latest was signed by Ree Drummond. Love her

Your beauty icon or hero:

Marilyn Monroe

Words to live by:

Laughter is the best medicine.

My best advice:

Find a nice balance for all, but family comes first

Last belly laugh:

I belly laugh every day

What’s on your bedside table:

My kindle

Favorite place in the world:

Kauai, HI

When were you happiest:

When my kids were born

If you had one superpower what would it be:

Superhuman strength would be cool.

Your morning ritual:

Hitting the snooze button at least 3 times

Biggest advice:

Treat everyone with love and respect

My best friend would describe me as:

Funny and loyal

Your best teacher:

My Mom

Favorite workout:

PIYO

Meditation to me is:

Necessary

My creative outlet:

Making cupcakes and truffles

My sign:

Capricorn - very stubborn, indeed.

Tell us a story of growing up:

I grew up with a brother and 4 close boy cousins. They taught me how to throw a punch and stick up for myself but I am a big softie.

Top 3 reasons you love what you do:

  1. Outstanding customer service is very rare and I am happily trying to change that.
  2. Making a difference one Hand Sanitizer at a time.
  3. Our salon network is so unique and passionate. I love that!

Why is IN important to you:

The beauty industry is filled with so much toxic junk. IN truly cares about each ingredient, where it is sourced, how it is made and how it makes you feel. THAT makes me feel beautiful!

What are your hopes for the beauty industry:

That each company is transparent and honest about what ingredients go inside their products.

Best part of being a part of IN?

We are a family and genuinely care about each other and passionate about the products we make.  

What are you most excited for in IN’s future?

Worldwide domination …no!? Okay, GROWTH!